Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet

While the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet is linked to Federal Form 1040, it is only used if there is foreign earned income in the return (if the return is reporting an amount on Form 2555, Line 45 for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion). If Form 2555 does not apply to the return, the tax amount will be determined directly from the tax tables put out by the IRS or Schedule D (Form 1040), whichever is applicable, and this worksheet will not be used by the program.

To view the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in your TaxAct® return:

  1. From within your TaxAct Online return, click Print Center in the left column.
  2. Click Custom Print
  3. Click on the checkbox(es) to the left of what you wish to print (the top section contains individual forms or schedules and the bottom section contains documents or worksheets). You many need to scroll down in the section to locate the item. 
  4. Click the Print button and then click the PDF link.  Click the printer icon or save icon (available when you hover your mouse over the bottom of the PDF form) to print or save the PDF copy.

Note: If you see a message indicating you have not paid your return fees, click the View/Pay link, which will direct you through the Paper Filing steps. Continue through the screens until you have processed the payment for your product fees and then repeat the steps to print.  

  1. Start your TaxAct Desktop program
  2. Click the Forms button in the top left corner
  3. Expand the Federal folder, then expand the Worksheets folder
  4. Scroll down and select Form 1040 Foreign Earned Income Tax - Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet
  5. Double click the copy you wish to print
  6. Click the Printer icon in the blue toolbar 

In the print dialog box that appears you are able to choose if you wish to send the output to a printer or a PDF document. 

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